CESA SLICE Award Webinar: CA Energy Commission Synchrophasor R&D Program AND University of California, San Diego Microgrid

November 27, 2012 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This webinar featured a presentation by the California Energy Commission on the UCSD Microgrid and Synchorphasor R&D Programs. These programs were recipients of the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards.

Enabling Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Demand Response, and Energy Efficiency with a Community-Based Controller-Optimizer at the University of California, San Diego Microgrid – With $2.4 million from the CEC Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program and support from other state and federal sources, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Microgrid has integrated a diverse set of distributed energy technologies into an effective microgrid that has sharply reduced the university’s energy costs, while providing valuable services to the larger utility grid and helping the state meet its energy and environmental goals.

Synchrophasor Research and Development Program – The CEC PIER program significantly improved the ability of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to manage the regional electricity grid by supporting development of the Real Time Dynamics Monitoring System, which provides grid system operators with better, more complete and instantaneous information about grid operations. This improves grid reliability, reduces the chances and impacts of outages, and makes it easier to incorporate intermittent renewable energy sources into the transmission and distribution system.

Read more about the 2012 SLICE Awards.